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Album Review: Valleys – “Experiment One: Asylum”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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Raleigh’s Valleys have crafted a well executed progressive metalcore album with Experiment One: Asylum that is almost inhumanly spot on for genre style points. Like notes in a wine, the band cycle through atmospheric or djent-guitars, high vocal melodies that strive to fit into the progressive metalcore club rather than stray too close to clean mall emo vocals, etc. At their best they are a blend between some of Veil Of Maya’s edgier passages with potential (evident in the amount of hard work that clearly went into this) future Periphery-sized ambitions. For now, Valleys lack however the more original traits that make bands like Intronaut and Wings Denied or the ferocious new After The Burial stand out more.

Much better than most metalcore by numbers and capable than many new wave of prog metal bands, but not quite ready to write their Polaris.

More below.

Unearth announce Coast to Coast tour with Ringworm, FFAA and more

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PST)

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Obviously this is going to crush and does not need much additional discussion other than…RULE!

See dates below.

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Caliban announce ‘Gravity’

Posted by longhairedpoet on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:57 AM (PST)

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German metalcore stalwarts Caliban have announced Gravity, their tenth studio album.

Gravity will be released on March 25.

Check out the Gravity track listing, Caliban tour dates and the Gravity cover art here.

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To celebrate ten years of War Of Ages mighty guitar and faith charged Pride Of The Wicked, our pals at Facedown are “bringing us hope”, celebrating with limited editions of gold and clear/red color-mix vinyl, and a special edition ten-year anniversary shirt. Pre-order now! (Scheduled to ship Feb. 19)

Regardless of anyone’s religious beliefs, this is undoubtedly an awesome metalcore record with some fantastic guitar work, especially. I always have thought this band deserves to be way bigger.

“I never thought I’d be on my own/now bring me peace that shelters me…”

In other rad WoA news, the band are on a big, much deserved tour package for P.O.D., Dead Letter Circus and 10 Years are touring. Dates for this stacked package are HERE!

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After The Burial announce “Dig Deep” album

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Monday, January 4, 2016 at 2:45 PM (PST)

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Dig Deep, the latest from metallers After The Burial, will be out Feb. 19th through Sumerian.

If the cover art vibes and fact that this is their first without troubled and departed guitarist Justin Lowe doesn’t affect you a little bit, you are pretty heartless.

Tracklisting BELOW (along with the meticulously staccato and effectively energized metalcore of “Lost In The Static”.)

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All Out War, Shai Hulud weekend mini tour and toy drive show

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at 9:14 AM (PST)

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New York metal crossover mainstays, ALL OUT WAR, will embark on a weekend-long trek through the Northeast US this week, with shows in Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts, including two toy drive charity shows.

This Friday, December 18th, sees ALL OUT WAR in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Shai Hulud, Mother Of Mercy, Eternal Sleep and more, which will serve as the first of two toy drive shows on the trek. The second toy drive gig is the next night, Saturday, December 18th, in the band’s native stomping grounds in Poughkeepsie, New York, joined by Shai Hulud, Eternal Sleep and Recycled Earth. Fans are urged to bring a toy/gift for donation to a family in need to these shows. A third show will take place on Sunday, December 20th, in Chicoppee, Massachusetts with Shai Hulud, Eternal Sleep and more.

 

Dates and the video for “Nothing Left To Bleed” BELOW.

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KSE release new video for heavy groove track “Strength Of The Mind”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 8:26 PM (PST)

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Killswitch Engage are back with a beefier sounding new track, a strong new single called “Strength Of The Mind”. The song stands out well from recent material while still having a place in the core sound. There is a very heavy bridge that old school fans wike like, a pretty heavy vocal performance and some killer guitar runs. All in all, this song grooves hard. Though I’m not as in love with it as some of the standout stuff on Disarm The Descent, I think it will grow and has that certain throwback, early 00’s vibe.

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Agnostic Front to hit Mexico in January, 2016!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 9:45 AM (PST)

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Agnostic Front are heading to Mexico!

NEXT Month MEXICO!!!! Early in January!!!!!! See you in the pit!!!!

January 8, 2016 Mexico City @ Cosa Nostra

January 9, 2016 Monterrey @ La Tumba

January 10, 2016 Guadalajara @ Foro independencia

 

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Facedown announces Rival Choir pre-orders

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 3:55 PM (PST)

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The debut Rival Choir (formerly Mouth Of The South) album “I Believe, Help My Unbelief” will be released on February 5 and pre-orders are available now.  Check out all the pre-order bundle options in their online store.

Check out the Rival Choir track “Aftermath” below. It’s a pretty cool first single with a great kind of Deftones/Far reminiscent slower groove in places and a strong vocal presence before going into some Chariot territory with a bang. Dig the new direction.

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Album Review: Kublai Khan – “New Strength”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 12:21 PM (PST)

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New Strength from Kublai Khan attempts to capture the bands wildfire live energy with mostly succesful results. The band play a particularly low end heavy brand of metalcore that doesn’t skimp in the energy department. They don’t exhaust ears by overly leaning on deathcore breakdowns, prefering rapid attack hardcore and groove heavy, almost borderline nu metal you wouldn’t find out of place on a downset or emmure album. The cool thing about that is that live you have plenty of basslines breaking things up before jackhammer guitars piledrive sweaty crowds, but can it translate onto their sophomore release?

The results are mixed. While some people will certainly find this to be right up their alley and the band are much more driven, pissed off and self-assured than many contemporaries, tracks start to blend together. “Smoke and Mirrors” will surely please modern metalcore fans with an anti-corruption in the industry theme and a full on pitting focus for the whole tune, the roared vocals really convincing you that the band are hellbent on survival with or without your help or trends. “Come Out Of Your Room” is another highlight, with a vicious opening riff that is as aggressive as the heaviest Gideon stuff, for example. It’s probably the most charged up besides the excellent and emotionally raw “Ghost Pains (pt.3)” with the very honest line “I am the product of a single mother.” Fuckin’ cool stuff and reminds me of the power of early Hatebreed.

read more below.

The Acacia Strain release “Send Help” music video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 at 8:07 AM (PST)

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Massachusetts deathcorers in The Acacia Strain have released a music video for their song “Send Help”.

“Send Help” comes off Come Witch which came out in 2014 via Rise Records.

Check out the Max Moore directed video here.

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Music creates different reactions in different people. Different strokes to rule the world, so to speak. Heavy music is just as divided over sub genres as indie rock or electronic or rap. Some people only like death metal or prog or love or hate metalcore. Don’t even get me started on how many styles of punk people like to bicker over.

Writing is a bit more matter of fact. Stripped of the noise of guitar or screams, words alone can invite in or dissuade anyone. Whether you are a fan of singer Mike Hranica’s very popular band The Devil Wears Prada or not, I’d strongly suggest anyone read his new book Three Dots & The Guilt Machine. Order it HERE.

Mostly poetry or reflections on travel, faces met along the way or the numbing or raw feeling filled clamor of the modern world, the book is really, really good. It is probably my favorite thing Mike has actually had his name attached to, though I am a big fan of his band’s fifth record 8:18.

It was nice to have a very mellow phone chat with Mike about the five year process of making this book, wrestling with incomplete work as well as what to keep personal, the power of memory and some additional discussion of his band’s recent conceptual Space EP. Check it out BELOW.

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Suicide Silence details EP

Posted by Metal Riot on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 1:23 PM (PST)

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California based extreme metal titans Suicide Silence will release a digital only EP entitled Sacred Words on October 23, via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The EP features the single “Sacred Words” as well as various unreleased tracks, including three live tracks taken from the band’s RockPart Festival performance on August 9, 2015 in Hungary.

“We are dropping a digital EP with some sick live tracks and much more,” commented guitarist Mark Heylum. “Get your fill of Suicide Silence with this release of Sacred Words dropping October 23! I said goddamn!”

Sacred Words digital EP track list:

1. Sacred Words
2. Inherit The Crown (live)
3. Cease To Exist (live)
4. Sacred Words (live)
5. Sacred Words (We Are Strong Remix)
6. Sacred Words (instrumental)

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Parkway Drive wont be “Crushed” in new video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 9:44 AM (PST)

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“Crushed” by Parkway Drive from the album IRE is the Aussie band’s brazen new video. The record is available September 25th and so fr every single has been even more massive than usual. One of the best in their field.

Pre-order on iTunes: http://found.ee/ParkwayDriveIre

“Welcome to the free world
Where nothing’s as it seems
Tell me, can you find a cure
When you can’t see, and you can’t feel the disease…”

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Memphis May Fire Partner with Guitar World On “Stay The Course” Contest

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 4:01 PM (PST)

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Memphis May Fire has partnered with Guitar World on a playthrough video contest around the recent release of the band’s latest release, ‘Unconditional (Deluxe Edition)’.

To enter, watch the video of Kellen and Ant playing “Stay the Course” here, then film your own playthrough video and post a link to your video in the YouTube playthrough video’s comments. The band will watch ALL the submissions and pick a winner (the person who plays the song as accurately as possible). Note that you’ll also need to fill out the entry form below by September 18, 2015!

One grand-prize winner will win:

• A new ESP LTD EC-50 BLKS guitar (pictured above)
• A one-year Guitar World magazine subscription
• Memphis May Fire shirt from the Merchnow store (preference of winner)
• A signed copy of Unconditional (Deluxe Edition)
• Winner’s video featured on Memphis May Fire’s YouTube channel.

Here’s the official “Stay the Course” music video for extra inspiration!

CONTEST OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF U.S. AND CANADA. SEE THE VIDEO DESCRIPTION FOR CONTEST RULES AND PRIZES!

Guitarist Kellen McGregor says, “Stay the Course was a lot of fun to write and very rewarding to see it be received so well by our fans. We always get requests for play-throughs of our songs and felt this song in particular would be a perfect fit! We hope y’all have fun with the covers and we look forward to checking them out!”

Memphis May Fire recently played to record crowds as one of the headliners on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour and are set to follow that up with a tour of Australia, Europe and the UK this fall. The band is also confirmed to play Warped Tour UK on October 18 in London, alongside Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red and many more.

Unconditional (Deluxe Edition) is available for purchase and/or streaming atiTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayMerchnowBest Buy and FYE.

For more about Memphis May Fire, follow them on FacebookTwitter,Instagram and Snapchat (mmfsnaps).

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